CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A group of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers have been biking across the country, pedaling toward a Journey of Hope.

It is a cross-country cycling team that started in Seattle and is making its way to Washington, D.C. The team made a stop in Charlottesville, where it has been sponsored and housed by CrossFit Spark and IX Art Park.

The riders are spreading awareness and raising funds for people with disabilities.

"Honestly I could say that that's been one of my favorite things about this trip is getting to meet a bunch of different people you haven't met before across the country and next thing you know you are hanging out and making memories," said team member Fernando Cortes.

The group has been biking for 65 days and is striving to raise $400,000 by the end of the trip, Aug. 13.

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